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  • John Toland: "But not in shame".

    Fred
    Saving MacArthur - a book series - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ies_rw_dp_labf
    River Wide, Ocean Deep - Operation Sealion - https://www.amazon.com/product-revie...owViewpoints=1

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    • Just finished reading Bernard Cornwell latest Uthred adventure: Sword of Kings. Good read, especially if you are a Cornwell fan.

      Also finished ''Fighter Pilot'' by Paul Richey, a classic book. The author writes about his experience as a Hurricane Pilot in France at the beginning of WW2. Quite interesting read for those interested in the day-to-day lives of fighter pilots in the early days of war.

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        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenon

        The Parthenon Enigma
        by Joan Breton Connelly
        https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...rthenon-enigma

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        Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent our political ideals, the lavish temple to the goddess Athena serving as the model for our most hallowed civic architecture. But how much do the values of those who built the Parthenon truly correspond with our own?
        Really enjoying this book!
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        • Just finished the Osprey volume, Jutland 1916 - Clash of the Dreadnoughts, by Charles London, which certainly gives a good account and overview of the battle.
          As a bonus, today I picked up this gem:


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          "England expects that every man will do his duty!" (English crew members had better get ready for a tough fight against the combined French and Spanish fleets because that's what England expects! However, Scotland, Wales and Ireland appear to expect nothing so the Scottish, Welsh and Irish crew members can relax below decks if they like!)

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          • 'The Wilt Alternative', nice change from my usual fare, and very funny.


            The long toll of the brave
            Is not lost in darkness
            Over the fruitful earth
            And athwart the seas
            Hath passed the light of noble deeds
            Unquenchable forever.

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            • Just bought this one for $1 at the used book store.



              It sucks better than a Dyson vacuum cleaner.

              Easily one of the worst researched and written books on the subject I've ever encountered.

              On the other hand, this one is fascinating if you want a history of the early Electronics Revolution:

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                How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
                Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

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                • Been around for quite a while but the Spielberger series is still pretty good, IMO.
                  "England expects that every man will do his duty!" (English crew members had better get ready for a tough fight against the combined French and Spanish fleets because that's what England expects! However, Scotland, Wales and Ireland appear to expect nothing so the Scottish, Welsh and Irish crew members can relax below decks if they like!)

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                  • I am starting Patrick O'Brian's The Letter of Marque. I have read it many times before.

                    Pruitt
                    Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                    Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                    by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                    • The Fox by Frederick Forsyth
                      I really don't think the man is capable of turning out a bad book.
                      Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn

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                      • Currently writing a story based upon the video game Unreal. It is about 24 Lifers and a stowaway in a future society as they try to survive the crash of their prison ship on a hostile uncharted planet near the Polaris System. Currently only 14 are left as they try to find a way off of the hostile planet that is infested with an invading alien race.
                        “Breaking News,”

                        “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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                        • Civil War book by a member of the Union Staff.

                          I Rode With Stonewall
                          Last edited by Mountain Man; 09 Jan 20, 18:02.
                          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                          • Originally posted by Tsar View Post
                            The Fox by Frederick Forsyth
                            I really don't think the man is capable of turning out a bad book.
                            Read the book, could not put it down. Reminded me of Forsyth's The Day of the Jackal hunt story line.
                            Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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                            • "Much Ado about Lewrie", by Dewey Lambdin. I put off getting this until December 25. The reviews were not that good. I am past halfway in the book now. I like Lambdin, but chasing Dognappers in London is not everyone's cup of tea? Hopefully he gets a new ship by the end of the book!

                              Pruitt
                              Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                              Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                              by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                              • I am reading Custer victorious by g j w urwin. i was always intrigued by the difference between the way custer is portrayed at the battle of little big horn and the report that he was one of the finest cavalry officers in the civil war.

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